Why are people so worried about Dow futures when trying to get a handle on what AAPL might do? AAPL is in the Nasdaq. I have seen times when Dow down and Nas up, and AAPL up. Seen both down and AAPL up, both up and AAPL down. Futures are just an indicator as to which way the market is leaning going into open. It does not suggest that a certain stock will be up or down.